Maldives Facts                                    

Official Name: Republic of Maldives.
Capital: Male'.
Head of Government: President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom
Number of Atolls: 26 
Location: Maldives is situated in the Indian Ocean Southwest of the Southern tip of India and Sri Lanka.
Number of Islands: 1192 ( Approximately )
Number of Resorts: 87
Area: 90,000 square kilometers ( only 1% is Lands )
Capital: Male'.
Population: 289,480 ( census 2004 )
Language: Dhivehi but English is widely spoken
Average temperature: Max - 29oC, Min - 32oC
Major Income: Tourism , Fishing & Shipping
Major Exports: Apparel and clothing accessories, Skipjack Frozen & Dry, Canned Tuna fish
Hours of Sunshine: 11 Hours per day
Time Zone: GMT +5
Electricity: 240 Volts & 110 Volts - 3 Pin Square plugs
Religion: Islam ( 100% Sunni Muslim )
Currency: Rufiyaa - Notes and Laree – Coins, Dollars and major credit cards are widely accepted in resorts and in Male. You can also exchange all other major currencies.
Visas: You do not require a visa to enter the Maldives. All nationalities are given an automatic 30 day tourist visa on entry.
Customs: The import of Alcoholic beverages, drugs, narcotics, weapons, pornographic material, and idols of worship are strictly prohibited.